Juan Manuel Correa says the FIA’s investigation into the Formula 2 crash that claimed the life of Anthoine Hubert “raises more questions than answers”. 

Correa was severely injured in a multiple-car accident on Lap 2 of the F2 Feature race at Spa-Francorchamps on August 31 that killed Hubert.

Following a five-month investigation into the accident, the FIA released a report last week that concluded the crash had no single cause and that no-one was to blame.

The report detailed how Hubert was killed by a “non-survivable trauma” caused by three separate impacts. 

The first hit with the barriers at the exit of Raidillon resulted in a peak force of 33.7G. Hubert’s car was then struck by Correa in an 81.8G impact, before going on to make contact with the barriers once more. 

On social media Correa revealed the FIA’s complete accident report has not made available to him yet he has been recovering from the injuries he sustained in the incident. 

“FIA’s Safety Department spent more than five months conducting this investigation but for me, their summary raises more questions than it provides answers,” Correa said in a post on Instagram. 

“In addition, I find it surprising that the full and complete accident report has not been made available to me, so that I might have a clearer understanding of the conclusions reached by the FIA.

“On August 31, 2019, my friend and fellow driver lost his life, a family lost a love one, and I suffered severe injuries. We cannot change the past, but perhaps all of this pain and sacrifice can have some meaning if it serves to make our sport safer. 

“As a result, I will continue to work with my legal team to optain a copy of the full Accident report,” he added. 

“I hope to be in a position to comment further once the report has been made available to me, and when I have a clearer insight into the conclusions reached by the FIA and the safety improvements that it intends to bring about.”

Correa suffered life-threatening leg injuries and had to be placed into an induced coma following the accident. Since recovering enough to be able to complete surgery, Correa has undergone two serious leg operations and continues his lengthy recovery with the goal of returning to racing in the future. 

 

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